Standing on the Sidelines: Why food and beverage companies must do more to tackle climate change

Standing on the Sidelines: Why food and beverage companies must do more to tackle climate change
34 pages

Authors
Cook, Chris
Grainger, Matt
Gore, Tim
Tamir, Irit
Watson, Gabrielle

Publication date
20 May 2014

ISBN
978-1-78077-608-8

Publisher
Oxfam International

Series
Oxfam Briefing Papers

Type
Policy paper

For the food and beverage industry, climate change is a major threat. For millions of people, it means more extreme weather and greater hunger. The Big 10 companies are significant contributors to this crisis, yet they are not doing nearly enough to help tackle it.

In this paper, Oxfam calls on the Big 10 to face up to the scale of greenhouse gas emissions produced through their supply chains, and address the deforestation and unsustainable land-use practices they allow to happen.

The Big 10 must set new targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions throughout their supply chains. But they cannot tackle climate risk by acting alone. They have a duty to step off the sidelines and use their influence to call for urgent climate action from other industries and governments.

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